2015 Main Street Shuffle

January 30, 2015 by El Rio

El Rio is proud to be part of the 2015 Rotary Main Street Shuffle, kicking off on Saturday 21st February. Perfect way to sample some of the delicious food from 4 of the best restaurants in town. Starting at Morries Anytime, El Rio – Mexican Bar + Kitchen, Muster & ending at Swings Taphouse. Tickets are $70 pp.  A fantastic initiative from the local Rotary Club, raising money for much needed local charities!

Tickets available through www.mainstreetshufffle.com

Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead Party!

November 3, 2014 by El Rio


El Rio hosted its first Day of the Dead Party on Saturday 1st November & it was a massive success!

Traditionally  in Mexico its celebrated over a 4 day period & is a national holiday. Its to celebrate the lives of family or friends who have passed by building private alters, honouring them with sugar skulls, flowers, candles & celebration. On the evening we celebrated the life of Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter who’s work had been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national & indigenous tradition. Her work were mainly self portrait’s as in her words  ” I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best”.

El Rio kept within the traditions & threw a party!

Guests were invited to dress up, with free face painting all night, live DJ’s, fancy tequila cocktails. The team from Elements – Margaret River helped us capture the  night with amazing photography by Mark Boskell. We wanted to help the community so we enlisted the help of Nathan Rose, a famous local surfboard shaper & with the amazing artwork from Natasha Bostock who drew a custom made 6ft surfboard with sugar skulls painted throughout. All proceeds from the board were donated to the local Disabled Surfing WA – South West.

We are already looking forward to making next years a bigger & better event.

Cheers – the team at El Rio






We are Finalist!

May 19, 2014 by El Rio

Good News All Round..

El Rio Margaret River has been named Finalist in the “Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence” for New Restaurant”  in the Western Australian Category.

We are super cuffed with our nomination & now finalist – as we are proud of our little bit of Mexican in Margaret River. We strive to create a fresh & authentic Mexican cuisine for the South West community & tourist alike. Winners are announced in August at the Perth Convention Centre, so keep your fingers crossed for us.


The El Rio Crew